Japan Cloud Vendor Trend of Server Procurement 2015

Japan Cloud Vendor Trend of Server Procurement 2015

This IDC study analyzes the requirements for servers adopted by Japan-capital cloud service providers (CSPs) based on their responses to interviews conducted by IDC. It also discusses ODM Direct, which is increasingly adopted by global CSPs, and the marketability of servers in Japan by Open Compute Project (OCP).

Although Japan CSPs have already considered ODM Direct, that does not necessarily mean than many CSPs have implemented the product. IDC analyzed the accelerators of and inhibitors to ODM Direct penetration based on interviews results, and found that ODMs have strong influence on businesses of manufacturing contracts from existing vendors. However, OCP and recent technology trends may increase the awareness about ODM Direct and neutralize the effects of inhibitors to ODM Direct penetration. "The time will come when existing vendors must determine if they should continue their business for CSPs. Should they decide to continue, they should understand the values given to CSPs by the differences between ODM Direct and their products and consider measures they should take," says Shinya Kato, sever market analyst, IDC Japan.

All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:

  • IDC Opinion
  • Methodology
  • Definition
  • Executive Summary
  • Essential Guidance
  • Synopsis

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Cloud Service Providers Classification
Existing Vendors, ODM, and ODM Direct
Executive Summary
Differences between Existing Vendor Products and ODM Direct Procurement
Accelerators and Inhibitors in ODM Direct Penetration Based on Interviews
ODM Direct and OCP Server
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Situation Overview
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Table: ODMs Contracted to Design and Manufacture Servers
Table: CSPs Interviewed
Table: Barriers and Background behind Issues in Quality Management
Table: Key Functions on Management Module
Table: Publicly Available Information on OCP Servers
Figure: Cloud Service Providers Classification
Figure: The Relationship between Existing Vendors and ODM in Server Supply
Figure: Global Cloud Server Shipment Ratio, 2009–2014
Figure: ODM Direct Ratio in Global Server Shipment, 2009–2014
Figure: Cloud and ODM Direct Shipment in Global and Japan Server Market, 2014
Figure: Japan Server Market CAGR Comparison between Overall Market and Cloud, 2014–2018
Figure: Example of Existing Vendor Products Supply Process
Figure: Example of Existing Vendors' Server Sales and Maintenance Offers
Figure: Example of ODM Direct Supply Process
Figure: Example of ODM Direct Server Sales and Maintenance Offers
Figure: Differences in Existing Vendor Products and ODM Direct Supply Process
Figure: Roles Required of Customers in ODM Direct Purchasing
Figure: Purchase Price Concepts for Existing Vendor Products and ODM Direct

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